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Thrive @ UWindsor

This past year has been a year like no other, and we know that many of our students may still be trying to navigate life as a Lancer. That is why we have created Thrive at UWindsor.  

What is Thrive? 

This past year has been a year like no other, and we know that many of our students may still be trying to navigate life as a Lancer!  

THRIVE is a program created to support you as you transition into your second year as a Lancer. We have used your feedback to develop a program aimed at helping you answer questions you have while providing you with the tools and resources you need to be successful in university. There will also be an opportunity to make new friends and build a network with other Lancers. 

All first-year students are encouraged to take part in our Head Start and Welcome Week programming, which has been designed specifically for new students who are entering their first year of an undergraduate program.

Although this program is designed for second-year students, all students are welcome to take part! We hope that this program will provide you with the tools and resources you need to be successful in university, while also providing you with an opportunity to make new friends and build a network with other Lancers. 

How Can I Get Involved with Thrive? 

The Thrive program is designed in a way that allows you to choose your level of engagement. Browse through our list of resources, take part in one of our events, or join a campus tour! 


What Does Online Learning Look Like in Fall 2021?

Central Academic Advising

Our Advising Team is here to help undergraduate students with:

  • Choosing or changing your program or major
  • Understanding your Academic Progress Report and degree requirements
  • Understanding academic regulations and procedures
  • Adding, dropping, or withdrawing from a course
  • Developing a plan to deal with academic difficulties (i.e., Academic Probation & Required to Withdraw)
  • Reviewing your academic progress
  • Referral to other relevant campus services


Writing Support Desk

The Writing Support Desk is located on the main floor of Leddy Library and is a service that provides students with help regarding various aspects of their academic writing, including:

  • Interpreting assignment prompts
  • Constructing strong theses and arguments
  • Grammar, punctuation, and syntax problems
  • Analyzing and integrating sources
  • Citing and referencing


Bounce Back Program

Bounce Back is a program designed to support students who are struggling to find success during their post-secondary experience. The program will focus on ways to increase your academic performance through effective learning strategies (i.e. time management, essay, and exam preparation, etc.) but is also attentive to the other factors that can pose difficulties to first-year students (i.e. social adjustment, stress, mental health, etc.).


Student Accessibility Services

In addition to the provision/coordination of classroom and testing accommodations, Student Accessibility Services (SAS) provides a variety of services and supports to students who have registered with SAS, having documented disabilities including:

  • learning disabilities
  • attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder
  • acquired brain injuries
  • vision, hearing, and mobility impairments
  • chronic medical conditions
  • psychiatric issues


Student Success and Leadership Centre

We offer a variety of programs to enhance your academic learning, personal success and leadership skills, including LEAD, Outstanding Scholars, STEPS, and more!

No matter what your current level, we can help you to enhance your skills to ensure you are ready for the rigours of University academics. 


UWinsite Student Video Resources

Recorded videos to help you navigate UWinsite Student.


Leddy Library

The Leddy Library, the University’s main campus library, holds over three million items including in excess of 1 million electronic titles and data sets.


Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS)

The Student Success and Leadership Centre offers free tutorials through the Skills to Enhance Personal Success (STEPS) program that are geared towards helping to develop study skills to achieve academic success in a university setting.


Course Delivery Modes

The University of Windsor looks forward to a return of campus spirit, community, and activities for the Fall 2021 semester. The return will be gradual and flexible with a continued focus on health and safety. Courses will be delivered in a variety of formats including Face-to-Face, Online, Hybrid, and Hy-Flex. 


Wellness Outreach Office

Find everything you need to live well on campus and access the resources available to you to support you in maintaining your wellbeing, mental health and balance during your university career and to set you up for success in life. Access wellness via ResourcesSelf Help ToolsEvents, and more.


Student Counselling Centre

The Student Counselling Centre at the University of Windsor provides registered students free, confidential mental health counselling delivered by trained mental health professionals. 


Student Health Services

Student Health Services is your family physician's office while on campus, providing confidential, student-centred health care, including comprehensive medical care, counselling, and referrals.


My Student Support Program (MySSP)

My Student Support Program makes professional counselling available to all University of Windsor students, day or night, 24/7/365. It is free and confidential. 

1-844-451-9700 (North America)
001-416-380-6578 (Outside of North America)
My SSP App (available on the App Store and Google Play)


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Online Wellness Modules

It may be helpful to think of TAO as an online library of engaging, interactive programs to learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engage with our interactive components, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals. 

You can complete TAO at your own pace, whether that's just one session a day, or perhaps a short or long course. It's entirely up to you. Check out some of the TAO modules picked specifically for you below!


Sexual Misconduct Response & Prevention Office

This office exists, foremost, to provide support to members of our campus who have been subjected to sexual misconduct. 

Join A Club

Joining a club is a great way to get involved at the Univerity of Windsor. With more than 150 student clubs and societies on campus, each UWSA student group has a niche in our campus community.


Clubs Week - COMING SOON!


Faculty Societies

There are six faculty societies; Business, FAHSS, Engineering, Human Kinetics, Nursing, and Science. Each faculty society has many executive positions available each year in elections, including President, Vice presidents, Treasurers, event coordinators, etc. Contact the society or visit their website to learn more:


Our Events

With the fall semester around the corner, the Office of Student Experience working to build a new events calendar for students to reference as they look to stay connected with their UWindsor community “outside” of the classroom.

Collaborating with other campus departments, the online Students Events Calendar is housed on the Office of Student Experience website, highlighting events and activities available for UWindsor students.


Lancer Recreation

Whether you want to work out in the Forge Fitness Centre, swim a few laps in the pool, participate in a Lancer Rec fitness class, play in an intramural league, or watch our Lancer athletes compete, Athletics and Recreational Services offers a wide variety of exciting opportunities for the campus community to stay healthy, be engaged and show your blue and gold pride.


The UwinCARD is a photo identification card for University of Windsor students. It also provides you with access to the St. Denis Recreation Centre and the Forge Fitness Centre, acts as a Meal Plan card, a library card for the Leddy Library, a purchase card for the University Bookstore, a printing/photocopy card and a door access card for Residence students.

The UwinCARD is a flexible and convenient method of budgeting your money and keeping track of how much you spend and on what. The UwinCARD is certainly one of the most important pieces of identification you will have while at the University of Windsor.

Food Services

Eating on campus couldn’t be more convenient and satisfying. The student centre food court is jam-packed with eateries, and there are more scattered throughout campus. Your options are diverse — think shawarma, smoothies, sushi or subs; pasta, pizza or pulled pork lasagna. You’ll find popular franchises, gourmet coffee shops and local favourites.

You can use your meal plan everywhere on campus, including vending machines. It’s also accepted at our local restaurant partners: Green Bean, Harvey’s®, Mare Nostrum Mediterranean restaurant and bar, New Jade Chinese Cuisine, and Pizza Pizza®.



Gather a team of up to six fellow Lancers as you test your knowledge of the University of Windsor!

This free event will take place on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, and will launch at 6:00 pm EST on the MS Teams video conferencing platform. Teams of up to six people are invited to join; hosts will assign individual registrants to a team.

There will be prizes for the winning team, and also a Spirit Award for the team with the most creative theme!

Participation is open to University of Windsor students only.

Click here to register!

Come one, come all to meet your fellow Lancers and make some new connections! Expect an evening of fun icebreakers and interesting conversations. This free event will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021, at 6:00 pm EST on MS Teams.

Click here to register!


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) Online Wellness Modules

TAO is an online library of engaging, interactive programs designed to help you learn life skills and to help you bounce back from disappointments or stumbling blocks in life. As you watch videos and engage with interactive components, you'll gain the knowledge, self-awareness, and skills you need to achieve your goals. 

We have hand-picked some TAO modules that we think might be beneficial for you! All modules are optional and can be completed at your own pace. Click on any of the icons to get started.

Quick Start User Guide

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Get Familiar with Campus 

We know that many of our second-year students have not had the opportunity to visit or study on campus. To help you get familiar with campus we would encourage you to check out the virtual campus tour available or book an in-person campus tour starting July 7, 2021.

Virtual Campus Tour

A screen capture of a virtual tour

Launch Experience

Face-to-Face Campus Tour

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Book a campus tour


Return to Campus

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As we turn our focus to the Fall 2021 semester to maximize opportunities for on-campus experiences, the University’s top priority continues to remain the health and safety of all of our students, faculty, and staff. Robust safety plans and protocols have been in place since the beginning of the pandemic and continue to be enhanced as part of our COVID-19 response. Our approach to planning has been for a safe and measured return to campus life and community, while also remaining flexible, so that we may be responsive to evolving public health guidance.

To learn more about Return to Campus information visit

Be a Safe Lancer, Complete a Self-Assessment

On the day you are attending University of Windsor buildings or sites, you must complete a Self-Assessment via the Safe Lancer App or online digital questionnaire

Download Safe Lancer for access to the easy-to-use and convenient COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool available on Google Play or Apple App Store.


Have Questions?

For all questions regarding THRIVE, please contact us by selecting the button below.

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